The PS3 slim was officially released on September 1, 2009, in North America and Europe and on September 3, 2009, in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. However, some retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy and GameStop started to sell the PS3 slim on August 25, 2009.What year was the PlayStation 3 Slim released?
In September 2009, the Slim model of the PlayStation 3 was released. It no longer provided the hardware ability to run PS2 games. It was lighter and thinner than the original version, and featured a redesigned logo and marketing design, as well as a minor start-up change in software.Can You Play PS3 games on PS3 Slim?
Unfortunately the PS3 slim is not backwards compatible. Only first generation PS3's are. However, there are still quite a few PS2 games that you can download from the Playstation Store, and there are plenty of HD collections of PS2 games for PS3. But you won't be able to use your PS2 discs on a PS3 Slim.When will Sony stop supporting the PS3?
Sony is officially closing its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 on July 2nd, with the store shuttering for Vita devices on August 27th. The shutdowns mean you'll no longer be able to purchase digital copies of games or DLC for the PS3 and Vita.